I didn't get here the way most people do...
I used to work for an author (still do), in fact, we have been working together for so long we are practically the same person. However, as the workload increased and I became responsible for certain projects entirely, my wonderful collaborator finally said, "Lilly, this work really belongs to you. Don't you think it's time you launched out on your own?"
And so I did.
But not without concern, as I am quite the shy and unassuming type, and felt perfectly comfortable working away quietly under the shadow of someone else. Besides that, we were a team (a family, really) with two other spectacular personalities working right along with us. Both of whom have been so gracious in helping me to get started that I learned one of life's lovelier lessons from the whole experience.
Which is that while you may go out adventuring in far off places, a person never truly leaves home, because they carry it right along with them in their heart. And because there are still visits and homecomings, and even the occasional collaboration now and then, I have discovered another rather wonderful thing.
Following your heart isn't about giving things up or diminishing your life, it's about expanding it. To follow one's heart is like accepting God's plan for your life (instead of your own), and His plans always seem to be so much bigger and better than ours.
So, I am extremely happy that this little "leap of faith" has brought me so many unexpected and wonderful things. Like a book with my very own name on the cover. And readers like you. Who I can share special moments and ideas with from time to time, whenever you feel like visiting.
I hope you will come back often.
My Adventure of a Lifetime...
UPDATE on the Sinking of the Glory B...
In November of 2015, while the Captain and I were on a holiday book tour in the "lower 48," our beautiful 37' yacht Glory B, began taking on water and sank at the Thorne Bay docks, back in Alaska. Had the disaster (caused by what was later deemed to be a defective small hose) happened in the daytime rather than the middle of a dark winter night, it could have been avoided. However, the Lord in His great mercy orchestrated many miracles and "divine appointments" in order for the classic sailboat to be raised up, again, in our absence.
Now, we are faced with the restoration of what many have said isn't worth the money compared to what it would cost to get a different boat, entirely. But the Glory B was a blessed boat, having seen many miracles during our great adventure, and the thought of giving up on her seemed--to us--similar to a decision on whether or not to stop life support on a failing loved one. So, we have committed ourselves to the huge task, fully persuaded that she will sail again, and continue our wonderful "Mystery Tour," from which we have not yet returned. Will we ever?
A full account of our adventures will be available this summer, in a book by the Captain titled, Glory B! 750 Miles of Mishaps and Miracles. In the meantime, you can continue to follow our progress, along with the divine footsteps and favor the good Lord seems to constantly pour out on us as we try to keep up with Him, over at:
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